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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ambassador Yukiya Amano, visits the University for Peace

In an effort to contribute to the essential dialogue around atomic energy, the University for Peace (UPEACE), the Costa Rican Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, and the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly organized a conference by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ambassador Yukiya Amano,...
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UPEACE participates in Seminar on Human Rights, Transnational Enterprises and Social Corporate Responsibility in Tabasco, Mexico

Within the framework of the Human Rights, Transnational Enterprises and Social Corporate Responsibility Seminar, the University for Peace, represented by Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo – Dean for International Cooperation – visited the city of Villahermosa, Mexico, with the aim of presenting a fresh vision of Human Rights and Corporate...
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University for Peace Commemorates its 35th Anniversary

San José, Costa Rica. 5 December 2015. The University for Peace (UPEACE) celebrated its 35th Anniversary on 5 December 1980 with a high-level international seminar titled “Conflict and Alternatives to Peace in the 21st Century: New Wars, New Solutions”, which brought together renowned international personalities in the field of human...
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UPEACE Launches the ‘India Initiative’

Campus Rodrigo Carazo, San José, Costa Rica. November 2015. The University for Peace is pleased to announce that it has launched an initiative focusing on greater engagement with students, professionals and universities in India.
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La Universidad para la Paz y el Proyecto de Derechos Humanos capacitan a funcionarios del Poder Judicial y Ministerio Público de Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 31 de Octubre 2015. Uno de los objetivos de la Universidad para la Paz, de las Naciones Unidas, es que a través del programa de postgrado en Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, apoyado del Proyecto “Fortalecimiento del Estado de Derecho para la Protección y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos en Honduras”,...
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University for Peace visits South Korea

From 28 September to 3 October, delegates from the University for Peace, led by Rector Francisco Rojas-Aravena, visited South Korea to complete a vast agenda, which included presenting the UPEACE mission and academic programmes to important organizations within that country, and to explore potential areas of collaboration and cooperation.
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The University for Peace dialogues with the Government of Japan

Tokyo, Japan. October 5, 2015. The Rector of the University for Peace (UPEACE) - Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena – had an intense working session in Japan on 28-29 September 2015. The objective of this visit was to build up the mandate of UPEACE and the need to promote the support of its academic programmes.
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Government of Costa Rica reaffirms its commitment to the University for Peace

New York, United States. This week, President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, reaffirmed the commitment of the Costa Rican Government with the University for Peace (UPEACE) during meetings held within the framework of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly with representatives from the United Nations and UNESCO, as well as other members...
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UPEACE has a new Alumni Relations Officer

Following the recommendation made by the selected Alumni representatives at the last meeting of the Council. UPEACE has opened an Alumni Relations Office and appointed a new Officer to manage the Alumni Network.
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UPEACE Welcomes 140 New Students to the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Rodrigo Carazo Campus, 21 August, 2015. On 19 and 20 August 2015, the University for Peace (UPEACE) welcomed new students to the 2015-2016 academic year. The orientation process kicked off with the words of the Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sara Sharratt, and of the Dean for International Cooperation, Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, who welcomed...
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Meeting at the International Criminal Court

Rector Rojas introduced UPEACE to the ICC and discussed the possibilities to enlarge the current collaboration between the two institituions, given the common objectives of promoting peace and ending impunity
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Welcome Class of 2015 to the UPEACE Alumni Community!

On 12 June 2015, the University for Peace celebrated its Commencement 2015 ceremony. More than 140 students representing at least 40 countries celebrated the conclusion of their academic year and the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
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The relaunch of UPEACE

The Council of the University for Peace (UPEACE) held its twenty-fifth session on 18 and 19 June 2015. The main result of the session was the collective decision to relaunch the image of UPEACE within the context of its 35th Anniversary, the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary and the post-2015 development agenda.
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UPEACE celebrates commencement 2015

UPEACE was honored to have, as this year’s keynote speaker, First Lady, Council Member, and Alumna Mercedes Peña-Domingo, who congratulated the graduates for their commitment and dedication.
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University for Peace at SINAES Quality Expo Fair 2015

University for Peace at SINAES Quality Expo Fair 2015. This educational fair will be visited by more than 400 high-school students from private and public schools in Costa Rica who are looking for accredited academic programmes offered in the country.
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